The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Classroom-based courses work well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning

Course includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations

Course is comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations

Course uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency

Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)​


HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. 

This program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

HeartCode PALS Part 1 is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card and are seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or update PALS course.


Web-based, self-paced eSimulation instructional program for PALS cognitive training

Students apply knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development

Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning

Access to the PALS Provider Manual, the 2010 Handbook of ECC and 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC  

Access to all information in course for two years following activation of course key